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Review of Djumaya Mosque

Djumaya Mosque
Ranked #9 of 99 things to do in Plovdiv
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

With global politics being what they are, it is increasingly important (unfortunately) for mosques to be open and welcoming to all, and this place was perfect for that. The building is old, and of an architectural style before that of the Ottomans with their central massive domes that dominate most westerner's perceptions of a mosque. Inside it is white walls with rich carpet and careful delicate decorations over the pillars and many low domes. What makes this place though is the welcome, the invites, the attempts to inform about custom and the encouragement to explore, to take photographs. They enjoyed that we enjoyed being there, and having a young child run around ignoring it all was seen as a young child being just that, not disrespect. Having a 6 yr old kneel down and pretend to pray wasn't taken as disrespect, it was seen as a 6 yr old repeating what he had seen in books, much like others would kneel in a church.

Thank Kathy T
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"remove your shoes"
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"turkish cafe"
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"christian cathedral"
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"architectural style"
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"open to the public"
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"beautiful building"
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"pedestrian street"
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"old town"
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"minaret"
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"prayer"
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We love Turkey and it was interesting to visit Bulgaria which has had a fraught history under the Ottomans. Came across the mosque when we got into Plovdiv but there was a prayer session on, so we were not able to enter. The muezzin call was so calming when we heard it though. When we were heading back to the hotel after a day's sight seeing, we wanted to visit the Turkish cafe and luckily the mosque was open for visitors. A man very kindly gestured for me to enter. There are headscarves at the door and I had to use one of them to cover my head. It's a beautiful mosque with a simple interior of intricate design. I am glad I managed to visit. For a while (including our dessert break at the Djumaia cafe) we were transported to Turkey :)

Thank doofvfood
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

One of the things that made an impression on me in Plovdiv, is how in this city you can find all kind of religious places-temples. This mosque specifically is situated right in the center of Plovdiv next to the remains of the ancient stadium. It's free to enter and it's really worth visiting since it's not something you see everyday in a lot of other cities. Also, next to it there is a traditional Turkish café where you can drink Turkish tea served in a beautiful porcelain vessel and other Turkish delights.

Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Entrance free of charge. Obviously women can enter only with the whole body covered, but there are some clothes available for you at the entry door. We discovered that the mosque was open to tourist only by chance; probably you can enter only in some moments of the day, when the building is empty from people praying. You should ask and go because it's worth it! :)

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

This is in the centre of Plovdiv and is a must see attraction. They supply the clothing to cover yourself if you do not have appropriate clothing to enter. The caretaker put on the lights for us which we greatly appreciated.

Thank cmbreuer2016
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